Healthcare sector has been transforming at a great pace with immense opportunities for young people to showcase their talent and earn a respectable position in the society. With the large number of specialized positions, the demand for specialists is increasing day by day. Despite the dynamic workplace settings and challenges, the sector is attracting many young women who are passionate about working in healthcare sector. We spoke with some of the women beneficiaries from Healthcare education providers, to know more about their career prospects. According to them, self-reliance and hard work are more important to excel in a career. Let’s read on to know more about their success…
P. Tamizharasi, Cardiac Care – Faculty, Apollo MedSkills, Chennai.
I am Tamizharasi. P [Cardiac Care Trainer] from Apollo MedSkills, Chennai. I am happy and privileged to share my thoughts on International Women’s Day. I am no longer a dependent soul, I am an Independent woman and self-reliant in every aspect of my life. My mother is my inspiration. Apollo Medskills helped me to know my potential in teaching, in skilling several cardiac care technician students, and developing their career. I thank Apollo Medskills for giving an opportunity to skill and groom the students as healthcare professionals.
Sujata Nalabolu – Cardiology Technician, Diploma in Cardiac Non-Invasive Technology Apollo MedSkills Ltd., Jubilee Hills, Telangana State
A student aspiring to become a doctor after 12th pass in science could not secure a seat in the medical entrance examination. It is at this time that she received an SMS on her father’s mobile about the Diploma Course in Cardiac Non-Invasive Technology being conducted at Apollo MedSkills Ltd. Her strong interest in healthcare field made her enroll for the diploma program. Sujatha says “ studying at Apollo MedSkills was the turning point in my life. Today I am associated as Cardiology Technician with Yashoda Hospitals in Telangana State, and I feel that my services are most valued by the famous cardiologists because they are confident about my technical skills and the patient reports generated. I am immensely thankful to the trainers and the Apollo MedSkills Organization.”
Kavya D S – Operation Theatre Technician, Apollo MedSkills Ltd., N S Palya Training Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka – Employer – OT Technician, Narayana Netralaya, Bengaluru
When Kavya was asked about her job and the training, she said “DDUGKY scheme has certainly benefitted the youth like us who cannot afford for education that can provide them with a life-long career and employability. Due to the training about the OT equipment and the 2 months OJT to gain practical knowledge, today, I am able to work in the hospital assisting surgeons in the OT or assisting Anesthetist. I am indebted to my trainers at Apollo MedSkills Muniraj Sir and Sunil Sir for teaching domain subjects so interestingly. This training gave me the skills and exposure to OT and a decent salary of Rs.10,000/- per month. After gaining experience, I want to pursue long term course like graduation.”
Kusuma Devi – General Duty Assistant (GDA) trained at Apollo MedSkills, Gurgaon Centre, employed at Thakur Hospital, Gurgaon
Kusum Devi, brought up in a family engaged in agriculture is today working as a General Duty Assistant with Thakur Hospital, in Gurgaon. Kusum’s father Balwan Singh and mother Nirmala Devi are proud of her daughter’s achievement. Kusum says “During the course of my classroom training and On-Job-Training, I have learnt what is expected of a General Duty Assistant. My teachers taught me effective patient care by emphasizing on empathy and basic human anatomy and physiology. Thank you DDUGKY for every support extended for my securing my livelihood and thanks to Apollo MedSkills for the quality education and job opportunity.”
Seema Siddharth Kamble from Kolhapur trained at Apollo Medskills Ltd., Pune, working as Home Health Aide at Nightangle Homecare Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Seema, a resident of Kolhapur, belongs to a farmers family, solely dependent on her parents. She has completed her basic schooling before joining the Home Health Aide (HHA) course by DDUGKY – Apollo MedSkills Program. She got a job in Nightingale Homecare working as a HHA with a salary of Rs..14,500/- per month. Seema says “I am happy that I am an able support to the needy and I myself can live independently, my prayers have been answered. I am extremely thankful to DDUGKY for giving me this opportunity and being my support financially that helped me to continue my education.”
Success stories from Inspera, formerly SEHPL
Harini – Story of a Trailblazer
Growing up in a village 70km from Chennai as the youngest of 3 children, Harini had a dream of becoming a nurse. But her low score in her 12th standard exams and the lack of easy access to nursing schools left her wondering what to do. When her brother came to hear of the Inspera-GEHCI offering, everything changed for her. Harini, who had never visited Chennai in 16 years, is now travelling 4 hours each day to her job as an X-Ray Technician in Chennai. With the encouragement of her parents and to the astonishment of her neighbours, at 18 years of age Harini is the youngest and the only one from her village to travel so far for work in order to support her family. Having become keenly interested in the field of Radiology, she now has her sights set on studying further about CT, MRI and other technology.
Yasmeen Fathima – Story of Excellence
Yasmeen, the only child of a shoe showroom attendant, had always wanted to become a doctor. Despite her excellent performance in the 12th exams, her family couldn’t pay for her higher education. Thankfully, her father saw a notice for the Inspera – GEHCI X-Ray programme and encouraged Yasmeen to enrol. 4 months later, she had an option to choose between a paid internship and an unpaid one (but one at a large multi-speciality hospital). Despite her batchmates advising her otherwise, with her parents’ support, Yasmeen chose the latter and it paid off. Within a few weeks, seeing her excellent performance, the Head Radiographer offered to teach her the CT and MRI machines. 3 months of value-packed on-the-job learning and she now earns more than her batchmates after transferring to another hospital for a 6hour shift with other part-time duty offers.